Benton County's location in Indiana
|Elevation||774 ft (236 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||430324|
A post office was established at Atkinson in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1923. The town was named for W. J. Atkinson and served as a shipping point on the Big Four railway.
Its population in the 1920s was from 10 to 15.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Atkinson, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
The name honors W. J. Atkinson, a prominent cattleman...
- Birch, Jesse Setlington (1942) . "Towns of the County". History of Benton County and Historic Oxford. Oxford, Indiana: Craw & Craw. p. 200.
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